August 11, 2014

Hit with a book.

I was looking for an image to illustrate the previous post and Googled that phrase — hit with a book — and didn't get what I was looking for but was highly amused — especially in view of the blog's emerging theme today — to find "Open carry kids book becomes a hit after being mocked by Bill Maher."

Here's "My Parents Open Carry" at Amazon, where it's "#1 in Books > Children's Books > Education & Reference > Government." The comments there are interesting, for example:
I got really excited when I found out there was a sequel coming out for the really little ones: "Goldilocks and the Three Open Carry Bears"

SPOILER ALERT: This does not end well for the blonde moocher who commits a Breaking and Entering.
AND: Here's the kind of illustration I was looking for:



Of course, in today's America, it's going to be a young female hitting a guy with a book. That's from "Buffy Season 8" which means close to nothing to me:
Roden hands her the book he was holding a couple of issues back which has the Twilight symbol on, he tells Faith that he has been promised to be protected from the coming “purge” if he gets rid of Buffy and the book will tell them how. She looks at the book and smiles, “thanks” she tells him, then hits him round the face with the book, "but I never was much of a reader."

23 comments:

jr565 said...

Back in the day, before my time, they had gun clubs in schools. And people, weren't going to schools and shooting the place up. So issue.was not guns but culture.

Ron said...

Buffy's great....Ann could be the Ghost of Buffy Future.

NotquiteunBuckley said...

Oh great ginger violence at 9 am.

grackle said...

The Streisand Effect:

http://tinyurl.com/2qbvbr

Scott M said...

No trigger warning above that picture? Shame, shame...

Tibore said...

"Buffy season 8" is sort of a joke/sort of a description by the creator of the series, Joss Whedon. The TV series lasted 7 seasons, so he's been calling the comic book line he created "Season 8". And in terms of narrative continuity, it is the continuation of the TV series, so it's a bit more than simply a sly joke; it's a statement of how it fits in the overall Buffy storyline. But that doesn't change the fact it's partially wordplay by a writer who's known for it.

Michael K said...

Interesting that the sales spike was after a mocking Maher comment. Maybe people with sense watch him too. Hard to believe.

Tank said...

Maher's been pretty good on Israel.

MadisonMan said...

Book!

richard mcenroe said...

We're allowed to hit people with books now? AWESOME. Cuz I've got this Frederick Remington coffee table edition that could beat Michael Moore back from a casino buffet...

Henry said...
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Henry said...

SPOILER ALERT: This does not end well for the blonde moocher who commits a Breaking and Entering.

James Thurbur wrote Open Carry Little Red Riding Hood over 70 years ago.

Moral: It is not so easy to fool little girls nowadays as it used to be.

Ralph Hyatt said...

"That's from "Buffy Season 8" which means close to nothing to me"

Considering your disinterest in fiction I imagine you might be aware that Buffy the Vampire Slayer was a TV show, barely.

I consider it to be responsible for "Twilight" and the plethora of young adult vampire shows that are all over cable.

Bill said...

Check out the great short story "Revelation", by Flannery O'Connor.

Ralph Hyatt said...

"Considering your disinterest in fiction I imagine you might be aware that Buffy the Vampire Slayer was a TV show, barely."

I meant that you would barely be aware that there was such a show. I was not commenting on the quality of the show.

Thought I needed to clarify that.

Chris said...

"We're allowed to hit people with books now? AWESOME."

Well... vampires, demons from the hellmouth, and communist literary critics, certainly.

matthew said...

There's also this classic 'hit with a book' from Charles Schulz:

http://www.gocomics.com/peanuts/1986/03/30#.U-j8dmPb6hM

richard mcenroe said...

Ann stopped watching Buffy when she couldn't resolve the Tara/Kennedy dilemma. She's been in denial ever since.

holdfast said...

I always liked the Faith character, and Eliza Dushku has aged much better than Mrs. Freddy Prinze Jr. Maybe I have a thing for the bad-girl brunette. I always thought Veronica was hotter than Betty too.

Ann Althouse said...

"Considering your disinterest in fiction I imagine you might be aware that Buffy the Vampire Slayer was a TV show, barely."

Yeah, but it just says "Buffy" and there's a comic book picture. That made me hesitate to nail it down and, as I said, I didn't care.

I wouldn't say I'm completely uninterested in fiction. I am reading a novel right now. I watched a episode of Portlandia recently. I am in the middle of a long conversation about writing a novel, etc.

I just loathe all the clutter of dipshit stories out there. I read a lot, but mostly nonfiction.

Just Mike said...

UHNF! Go Slayers!

MPorcius said...

Have you seen Camden Morrisby's bookplate depicting Samuel Johnson beating Thomas Osborne with a book?

https://www.google.com/search?q=samuel+johnson+beating+thomas+osborne&rlz=1C2FLDA_enUS592US592&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=HyjpU53hCc2BygTyqoGABA&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ&biw=1440&bih=799#q=camden+morrisby+bookplate&tbm=isch&imgdii=_

stlcdr said...

Some of the comments on the review of the book at Amazon are quite humorous.